Aerial Boundaries

Widely regarded as one of the most important guitar recordings ever made, this Grammy-nominated instrumental album “literally blew the genre apart.” In particular, its solo guitar pieces, recorded live to 2-track with no overdubs, turned the guitar world upside down. An electronic piece and some ensemble work with Michael Manring (fretless bass) and Mindy Rosenfeld (flute) round out this masterpiece, listed as “best of artist” by many web retailers and other music sites.


Aerial Boundaries

Behind the Album

Description of album, recording, process, approach. 

Notes on specific tracks

Notes on Manring Contribution

Notes on Rosenfeld Contribution

Wrap up sentence



Liner Notes


      1. Aerial Boundaries
        2. Bensusan
        3. Rickover’s Dream
        4. Ragamuffin
        5. After the Goldrush ¹
        6. Hot Type
        7. Spare Change
        8. Ménage à Trois ¹ ²
        9. The Magic Farmer

        All compositions by Michael Hedges except “After the Goldrush” by Neil Young.

Album Credits

Performed by:

Michael Hedges: acoustic guitar
Michael Manring: fretless bass ¹
Mindy Rosenfeld Hedges: flute ²

Produced by Will Ackerman, Michael Hedges, and Steven Miller.

Tracks 1-4 & 6 recorded in the Living Room at the Windham Hill Inn, West Townshend, VT.
Track 5 recorded at Sheffield Studio, Baltimore, MD.
Track 7 realized at the Peabody Electronic Music Studio, Baltimore, MD.
Track 8 recorded at Mobius Music, San Francisco, CA.
Track 9 recorded at Different Fur Studio, San Francisco, CA.

Aerial Boundaries

This is one of those few albums that served to define a genre by showing all that it is capable of, while simultaneously & immediately appealing to both casual listeners & those most in the know.

– review,

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